Leftovers Are An Amazing Thing

June 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm (cooking)

So, last night I made that shallot spaghetti sauce. ( https://dragoon811.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/shallot-spaghetti-sauce/ ) Which left me with alot of leftover sauce, since there was only two of us here for dinner.

Tonight, I made use of the leftovers. Well, some of them.

I made Gouda Chicken Parmesan!!!!

I searched through the cupboards and fridge. I have all sorts of stuff, but I like trying to use up odds and ends of things. I found the end of the gouda cheese I had gotten from Bravo Farms, and of course I have nice parmesan cheese…

I started some water boiling before preheating the oven to 350, I got out the Italian breadcrumbs, and breaded the chicken with them. I didn’t use eggs or miracle whip or anything, just the chicken’s juice. I wanted a crispy coating more than a soggy one.

At about 8min left in the chicken’s cook time, I started the pasta (I used the end of a package of bowties), and grated some gouda and parmesan together.

I baked the chicken for 30 minutes, then pulled it from the oven and turned on the broiler. I nuked the leftover sauce, sprinkled the grated cheese over the chicken, and stuck it under the broiler until it melted.

I let the chicken rest a little while I grated some more parmesan cheese. Once the pasta was drained, I drizzled it with a little olive oil, sprinkled it with parmesan cheese, pepper, garlic salt, and garlic powder, and mixed.

I then spooned leftover spaghetti sauce on the chicken, with a little parmesan cheese too.  Served it with the pasta, and gosh it was good-a!

just to run it down….

Ingredients:
1 chicken breast per person
Italian-style breadcrumbs
dutch-style gouda cheese, grated
parmesan cheese, grated
leftover spaghetti sauce
pasta
extra virgin olive oil
garlic salt
garlic powder
pepper

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